Author Archives: Douglas Namale

About Douglas Namale

Douglas Namale is the founder of Community Media in Kibera, Managing editor of Mtaani Insight (www.mtaani.net) and a Mapper at Map Kibera Trust.
He is a former managing editor of Kibera Journal (www.kiberajournal.org) and an ICT literacy activist particularly among the youth in the slums and rural areas. He is also a facilitator in Community Media, good governance, active citizenship, Open space technology, Access to information and Freedom of expression.
He has presented his work in different global platforms including, ICT4D 2010 in London, Broadcast and Film Africa Conference in Nairobi in 2011 among others. He believes an informed citizen is an empowered society. I strongly believe the ICT tools and citizen journalism will form part of 3rd liberalization in Kenya.

Security map grafitti draw attention in Kibera

Map Kibera Trust has completed painting a security map on two walls in Kibera as a community outreach program. Wall painting played a big role in providing key security information during the just concluded general election; particularly to visitors and … Continue reading

Posted in Kibera, People, Security | Leave a comment

6 deaths reported in slums after Supreme Court’s ruling

Six died in the scuffle between the rival groups and anti-riot police a few hours after the Supreme Court confirmed Uhuru Kenya as president elect. After the ruling, Uhuru supporters were seen jubilating in parts of Nairobi streets. Other parts … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Supreme court orders re-tallying of 22 stations

The  Supreme court has ordered re-tallying of presidential votes in 22 polling station. The court also demanded to be furnished with all form 34 and 36 from the 33 400 and 291 polling stations  respectively. Re-tallying results should be submitted … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, politics | Leave a comment

Security lapse in Kibera worrying

Laini Saba District Officer Mr. Hezbone Khayeti spent the better part of the day, today in a closed door meeting together with political and opinion leaders from different ethnic communities to discuss the brewing tension in Kibera. The tension is … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, Insecurity, Kibera, Security | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Elections after-math in Kibera 2

Most shops remain shut, empty streets; lack of basic services and hiked prices on most food stuffs describes the situation in Kibera on Wednesday morning. Residents remain indoors glued to their television sets following Isaak Hassan’s appearance to announce a … Continue reading

Posted in Elections | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Elections after math in Kibera

Day two after elections in Kibera has reported different reactions, from less supply of food stuff, slow public transport to anxiety caused by prolonged transmission of presidential results. A spot check at Toi Market indicated no activity to the usual … Continue reading

Posted in Elections | Leave a comment

KIBRA: Women voters miss in IEBC’s manual register

Women voters were turned away this morning without voting in Langatta and Kibra constituencies because their names are missing in the IEBC’s manual register. Between 6:00am and 8:00am, more than twenty women had already been turned away without   voting at … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, Kibera | 1 Comment

KIBRA: Women voters miss in IEBC’s manual register

Women voters were turned away this morning without voting in Langatta and Kibra constituencies because their names are missing in the IEBC’s manual register. Between 6:00am and 8:00am, more than twenty women had already been turned away without   voting at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fire disrupts voting at Nyayo High-rise, Langatta

This morning fire disrupted voting exercise at Soweto Resource Centre and Undugu Society polling stations in Nyayo High-rise ward, Langatta constituency. The fire which started at around 9.30am has gutted about 30 houses at the border between Soweto east and … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, Kibera | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Radar trains citizen reporters in Kibera

Radar trained citizen reporters yesterday at Map Kibera Trust Office in preparation for upcoming general election coverage. This is the final training for Map Kibera Trust members, who have been trained on Micro-reporting and blogging to make sure they report … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Internal Trainings | Leave a comment